With over half a million downloads, the free Rough Rider compressor from Audio Damage is one of the most popular plugin effects on the planet. Now available for the first time on iOS, Rough Rider 2 brings the exact same plugin to your iPad, as a stand-alone application (with Inter-App Audio) and as an AUv3 for use with hosts that support it, like GarageBand, Cubasis, and Audiobus 3.

What’s New

Version 2.0.309

Fixes user interface scaling issues in smaller devices and the iPad Pro 12.9", as well as UI issues in zMors Modular and some other AUv3 hosts.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

TBMisamazing ,

My favorite iOS compressor

There are a few keys reasons why this is my favorite, go-to compressor. First, it's easy to get good results out of it. I've used other compressors, but I don't find myself spending as much time dialing this one in to get desired results. Second, it colors the sound in a very pleasing way... almost like it adds some additional warmth and saturation (don't quote me on that). It's great for gluing sounds together, even if whatever you're running through it isn't being compressed much.

I could sit here and ramble on, but bottom line this is totally worth having in your toolbox. I use it more than any other compressor I have.

Matthew_Wolf ,

A favorite of mine.

This thing is great for compressing all sorts of audio types. Drums, bass, fatter synths, even some vocals. It’s got a good warm feel. See the reduction knob move in real-time was a nice touch. Having a Dry/wet mix knob makes this an excellent parallel compressor on an auxiliary bus. Hands down, I will be buying more audio damage plugins in the near future! Thanks for supporting AUv3!

transcendentalaccidentalism ,


I can’t believe this is free. I put it on every bus in AUM.

You could charge $1 at least and you would have had half a million in app sales (I’m sure of it). That being said, thank you Audio Damage! You make great products and I expected no less from this compressor.


Audio Damage, Inc.
7.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Audio Damage, Inc.


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